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Special Issue "Research of Structure and Properties of Concretes based on Non-conventional Aggregates"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Concrete is the most commonly used building material in the world. In the 21st century, the production of concrete has reached the volume of 1m3 per person per year. This unprecedented scale of production has caused problems with sourcing natural aggregates for concrete production. More and more countries are forced to use non-conventional aggregates for both ordinary and special concretes. At the same time, rapid development in space exploration creates an urgent need for creation of technological solutions for future production of concrete-like composites on the moon and Mars. Aggregates used for lunar and Martian concretes will also be non-conventional in comparison to ordinary aggregates utilized on Earth. Keeping all the above facts in mind, one has to admit that there is a growing need to deepen our knowledge about concretes based on non-conventional aggregates. The current Special Issue is going to address this problem.
The main topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- properties of fresh concrete mix and properties of hardened concrete based on non-conventional aggregates (e.g., waste aggregates, lightweight aggregates, fine aggregates, lunar soil simulants and Martian soil simulants);
- properties of aggregates and soil simulants;
- nondestructive testing (NDT) of concretes based on non-conventional aggregates;
- technological solutions associated with concretes based on non-conventional aggregates.
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- non-conventional aggregates
- lunar soil simulants
- Martian soil simulants
- non-conventional concretes
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.